Saturday, July 5, 2014

Philippines Sharing Begins NOW!

Wonder what the new blog background is all about? Airplane? Clouds? If you have been hanging around my blog much in the past few months, you will remember that I went on a trip to Cebu, Philippines to distribute shoe boxes with Operation Christmas Child. Some of you may have been around for my journey as I was getting ready to go. I also promised to share about the trip here once I returned, well I am ready! Everyone told me that it would take me some time to process everything that I seen and done in order to share with others but I didn't believe them. Well, they were right! It took me a week just to get my sleep back on schedule! But enough about that, it is time for some pictures and stories- God's stories! [...]

Thursday, July 3, 2014

College Class Organization

I am currently taking classes online through Liberty University and I thought it may be useful to others if I share how I organize my class work and keep up with all the deadlines. While I am taking my classes online, this would also work for any students who are taking classes on campus. Being a full time student means you are doing a lot of work and if you do not stay on top of it all it can overwhelm you-in return, bad grades. But with organization, self discipline, and lots of study you are sure to be on the deans list semester after semester.[...]

Monday, June 30, 2014

My Home Was Falling Apart!

Homemade bread & brownies!
In today's culture, the home is often overlooked. It's "old fashioned" to be a stay at home mom, cook cakes from scratch, quilt, garden, or a lot of other things. We live in the world of "fast" and "convenient" but for me and my family "fast and convenient" wasn't working. It was taring apart our marriage, ruining our kids behavior and hurting us physically. Allow me to explain. [...]

Sunday, June 29, 2014

I've Gone To Far

I can't believe I just did that!
What was I thinking!?
Why can't I think before I speak!?
I have done it now, I've gone to far.
No one will ever love me.
I am not worth loving.

And on and on it goes. Do you ever talk to yourself like this? I do. But guess what, we can't listen! And here is why! [...]

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Two To Go

Can you believe that June is almost gone!!?? Only two more days till we hit July wide open. I must admit that I LOVE this time of year. The 4th of July did not mean much to me until several years ago. Then after leaving the country this year, I see how truly blessed I am to live here. I will say that I really appreciate and respect our men and women who protect us every day.

But despite the 4th of July plans that I am making and all the decorating that I am doing with flags and red, white and blue colors, I am really excited about July for another reason. Wonder what? [...]

Friday, June 27, 2014

FMF: Lost



I hate it when I can't find something because it has disappeared into the great ocean that is within my four walls. No not the "water" ocean, the "junk" ocean. The toy ocean. The book ocean. The dirty laundry ocean. The dirty dishes ocean. All I know is I am drowning. Drowning in life.

Why does it have to be so hard? So many things pulling for your attention.
Why does no one understand that my world can not always revolve around them? Its not I don't want to help, its just I can't. I need help myself.

But you know, enough is enough. I have re-evaluated, re-prioritized and now, I have a plan. I have planners. I have routines. Slowly but surely I feel like I am at least floating on top of the water.

Lost. Hah!

So long to the "long lost" where ever and hello to the new me!

Stop

Written in response to:
Five Minute Friday

Changes are Coming!

Hey guys! How have you been? I have been great! Super busy but arn't we all! So I have some good news! Changes are coming! I have "weeded" out some non-essentials in my life and now I am back to writing. I figured out I LOVE to write! And I miss you all so much! Getting rid of some things that I no longer need in my life has been so freeing! Sooooooo.... stay tuned. Changes are coming! :)